Hearing loss occurs naturally: A solution can be found
We commonly associate hearing loss with advancing age, but that isn’t the whole story. Although hearing loss is common in older adults, affecting approximately 30 percent of people over age 60, hearing changes can occur in one’s 30s and 40s.
A surprising fact is that 65 percent of individuals with hearing loss are below retirement age. About 15 percent of Baby Boomers and more than 7 percent of Generation X’ers already have significant issues with their hearing.
Because hearing loss occurs so gradually, its effects are sometimes not immediately obvious. It’s typically not easy to recognize a change in one’s hearing. Often it’s a friend, co-worker or family member that points it out. But often it’s hard to believe that it’s happening to you.
Taking good care of your hearing is your responsibility. It’s up to you to be alert to the signs and have your hearing checked if you suspect that your hearing may be changing.
People get their eyes checked on a regular basis; so why not look after your ears, too? If there is a problem, a solution can be found.
Consider the importance of hearing sounds around you. You can get help and get so much more out of life.
Do something about it!
Hearing Healthcare of Virginia is offering complimentary hearing screenings at its six locations in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia – Charlottesville, Covington, Culpeper, Fishersville, Harrisonburg, and Lexington.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (888) 512-1164.
More online at www.HearVirginia.com.
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